Comment: 2022 was an incredible year for mobile technology, with the likes of Apple, Samsung, Google and others putting a great foot forward with amazing smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and wireless headphones.
2023 promises to be even better, with many advancements across the board. We’ll see fringe form factors become mainstream and Apple take a giant leap into a new reality. Speaking of Apple, we’re sure the iPhone 15 will bring the biggest changes to the range in years. In the gaming realm, we got to see one of the best consoles of all time finally get a sequel.
Google Pixel Fold
Google has done a lot of groundwork to make Android more robust for foldable and larger displays, but the Pixel line has yet to experience those benefits. After years of speculation, that will change in 2023 when Google pulls the trigger on the Pixel fold.
Recent render leaks predict a larger 5.7-inch cover screen, which opens up to a 7.69-inch tablet display. The Tensor G2 does heavy lifting when it comes to packing three snappers in the trademark Pixel camera bar. We’re excited about the pure Android experience on the foldable display, which could be a watershed moment for the sector.
The big iPhone 15 turns out
The iPhone lineup may be undergoing its biggest shakeup in years. USB-C will replace the Lightning port on the iPhone 15, ahead of EU common charger regulations in 2024. It looks like the iPhone 15 (at least the Pro model) will get a periscope camera for the first time for proper lossless zoom. . The iPhone 14 look is now three generations old, so it’s time for Apple to shake up the design a bit. A rugged iPhone 15 Ultra is also likely to be seen alongside the new Apple Watch Ultra.
Apple’s VR/AR headset
It is often said that a technology sector only truly matures when Apple enters the realm. This is true for smartwatches, MP3 players, and tablets, and in 2023 we can add AR/VR headsets to the list. The first-generation mixed reality product is one of the technology’s best-kept secrets, and we’re excited to see how it manifests itself this year. How much will it rely on the iPhone for power? How long will the battery life be? What experiences does Apple choose to showcase that differentiate it from Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse?
Nintendo Switch 2
It’s more of a hope than a prediction, but we’re excited about the prospect of a Nintendo Switch 2 in 2023. The 2017 model is starting to show its age, and sales indicate that most people who were going to buy one have already bought one. One. Time to upgrade that chipset and boost that resolution to 4K, at least via TV mode. Hopefully this will happen during The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.